luxurious

adjective
lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ (ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r-\

Definition of luxurious

1 : characterized by opulence, sumptuousness, or rich abundance : of, relating to, or marked by luxury luxurious accommodations
2 : pleasure loving : fond of luxury or self-indulgence luxurious tastes luxurious feeling
3 : of the finest and richest kind luxurious cashmeres a luxurious chocolate sauce
4 : lecherous

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Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun

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sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous mean relating to or providing pleasure through gratification of the senses. sensuous implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure. the sensuous delights of great music sensual tends to imply the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of the physical appetites as ends in themselves. a life devoted to sensual pleasures luxurious suggests the indulgence of sensuous pleasure inducing bodily ease and languor. a luxurious hotel voluptuous implies more strongly an abandonment especially to sensual pleasure. a voluptuous feast

Examples of luxurious in a Sentence

one of the country's most luxurious resorts a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich

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To handle the human influx, the town has a couple of inns that are pleasant and clean if not luxurious. Diane Bair And Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "Greetings from polar bear country," 13 Mar. 2018 The luxurious, high quality French leather is a perfect fit for everyone. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Brand is Dedicated to Leather Leggings and You Should Be Thankful For It," 19 Dec. 2018 Budapest offers accommodations in every category, from the cool and offbeat to the luxurious. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Budapest," 29 Aug. 2018 There are more than 18,000 campgrounds in the U.S. ranging from rustic to luxurious. Fox News, "How to get started with your own family-friendly RV adventure," 15 Aug. 2018 Compared with jail cells elsewhere in the world, the setup seems luxurious. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, "European court rejects mass murderer Anders Breivik’s claim that isolation in three-room cell is inhumane," 21 June 2018 Compagnie Financière Richemont built a conglomerate offering the world’s wealthiest consumers the highest-quality product, often in the most luxurious of settings. Elizabeth Paton And Chad Bray, New York Times, "Richemont, Doubling Down on Online Luxury, May Buy Yoox Net-a-Porter," 22 Jan. 2018 If that's not luxurious enough, the east wing is complete with his and her bathing suites with coordinating onyx and marble features. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "This NYC Apartment Features Stunning Views Of Central Park For $39.5 Million," 30 Dec. 2018 Eugenie and Jack actually released two portraits, both of which were taken in the luxurious, gilded White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Savannah Phillips Literally Steps on Princess Eugenie's Dress in Her Official Wedding Portrait," 14 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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luxurious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of luxurious

: very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing
: feeling or showing a desire for expensive things

luxurious

adjective
lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce luxurious (audio) , ˌlək-ˈshu̇r-\

Kids Definition of luxurious

1 : very fine and comfortable : having an appealing rich quality a luxurious home
2 : feeling or showing a desire for fine and expensive things He has luxurious tastes.

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